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BMW CEO slams government for ignoring electric vehicles

Wheels Magazine recently reported that BMW Australia CEO Marc Werner had slammed the Turnbull Government for failing to provide a framework for electric vehicle consumption in Australia. Calling out the lack of incentives for EV ownership, including financial incentives and infrastructure, Werner said the “time for talking” was over. “It’s time for

Mugga Lane Solar Park Officially Opens in ACT

Lion Dancers welcome guests to Mugga Lane Solar Park Opening Ceremony   With a 13MW generation capacity, the Mugga Lane Solar Park is Australia’s largest agriculturally-integrated solar farm. This facility utilises a combination of tracking and ground-mounted arrays consisting of 48,000 panels - enough to power 2,500 ACT homes. The project, developed by

Downtown development proposal begs some questions

Before the Christmas break, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council announced it had received an unsolicited bid from a consortium of ‘experienced’ local property developers to re-develop a large section of the Queanbeyan CBD. The proposal involved a mix of commercial, cinema, office, residential and carparking developments on council-owned property. The amalgamated council administrator,

Queanbeyan/Palerang council starts clearing wildlife habitat on contested new road corridor

Cutting trees for EDE

As these images show, the chainsaws have moved in to the controversial Ellerton Drive Extension road corridor in January, under the direction of council administrator Tim Overall and against the documented wishes of a sizeable community segment. Environmental destruction in the river corridor and escarpment and loss of community amenity in

China takes up Australian solar thermal technology

Australia’s world leading solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China. The CSIRO has partnered with a Chinese company Thermal Focus to manufacture, market, sell and install CSIRO’s patented low cost heliostats, field control software and design software in China, with a shared revenue

CWA calls for better internet connection “It’s well beyond annoying”

The Country Women’s Association of NSW’s Queanbeyan Evening branch is raising awareness about the impact on rural communities of unreliable internet and telecommunication connections. Local association president Vicki Hodges says a lack of connectivity goes well beyond ‘annoying’. "It severely hinders people’s ability to conduct business, as well as access education

#HashTag Census Success

It is now early September, and the census tidal wave has receded..somewhat. The website is still up, the ABS is still in business, and although some field officers may be still out there collecting data, most of the country has decided that filling out the census is a worthwhile activity. Most people

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